By K. Bromberg
Release Day: November 14, 2016
An all new second chance love story by the New York Times Bestselling author of the beloved Driven series.
It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance’s new wedding.
I should have ignored it. Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t. I replied.
With a plus one.
And then my assistant accidentally mailed it.
Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye.
When he showed up out of the blue ten years later, I should have known to steer clear of him. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex’s wedding. I should have never let him kiss me.
But I didn’t.
And now we’re left wondering if the pieces of the life we once shared still fit together somehow. First loves are hard to forget. The question is, do we want to forget? Or do we risk the chance and see what happens next?
For six years, Saylor had to maintain a certain level of perfection as well as a lack of passion for the things she wanted in life, losing who she was and forcing her to start over, uncertain of her next step and what her life would be like now that she was on her own.
Be everything Mitch wouldn’t let her be.
This becomes Saylor’s mantra as she works to overcome the challenges of running her own business and moving forward when her past seems to thwart her every attempt. It’s not just Mitch’s upcoming nuptials to another woman that causes Saylor’s uncertainty; it’s also the fact that her first love…her first heartbreak…her first EVERYTHING walks back into her life after 10 years apart, looking to make amends…to play a part in order to heal old wounds and redeem himself for walking away all those years ago and not looking back in order to chase his own dreams, never considering Saylor’s role in his life after he left.
I adore second chance love stories, especially ones like Sweet Cheeks where neither person has forgotten or truly gotten over the other because things remain unsettled, even ten years later. There’s a rich history between Saylor and Hayes, one that is too deep to let go of, especially when circumstances put them back in each other’s life and allow them the chance to settle their past relationship and maybe move forward with a new one – one that gives them both what they’ve always wanted – one another.
I absolutely loved everything about Saylor’s character. I applaud her strength and her resolve to start over, knowing that things weren’t going to be easy and that her life was going to drastically change without Mitch. I don’t think too many woman would have willingly walked away from what she did, but she does it because she’s lost herself in the six years she was with Mitch and she wants to be herself again – the woman who overanalyzes everything…whose passion for baking helps calm and steady her. K. Bromberg does a great job of illustrating Saylor’s conflicting feelings, not just for walking away from Mitch but also for attending his wedding and bringing Hayes as her plus one. The whole situation is not an easy one, but Saylor is poised on the outside even when she wants to curl into a ball on the inside.
Hayes Whitley made a name for himself in Hollywood pretty quickly, which allowed him to follow his dreams without considering what he left behind. But now that he has Saylor back in his life, he refuses to simply play the role of her boyfriend – he wants the part for a lot longer, but that means he needs to figure out how to rectify their past and simplify his present, which is easier said than done when you’re a Hollywood A-Lister.
Sweet Cheeks is a great story about lost love and what it takes to reclaim it. It’s about rekindling a relationship that never truly lost its spark and using actions instead of words to prove oneself. The chemistry between Saylor and Hayes is palpable from their first encounter and it continues to drive them during their weekend together as well as while they’re apart and dealing with the repercussions of their reunion.
Saylor and Hayes journey to happiness is not an easy one due to their past decisions and how “in the spotlight” Hayes’ life and career are, but anything worth having takes hard work and both Saylor and Hayes know what they want and will do what needs to be done to have it.
4.5 Poison Apples
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.
Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.
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